Pledging your health to better living?
Health involves the physical, social, intellectual, mental and environmental well-being of young people. Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles. 4-H links decision-making skill building to current health issues such as tobacco use prevention, distracted driving, seatbelt safety, stress management, nutrition and fitness to teach youth:
- Healthy behaviors
- The science of human diseases
- Ways to become advocates in their communities to build healthy lifestyles
Through 4-H health programs, young people develop:
- Positive values such as responsibility and restraint
- Positive identity and self-esteem
- Social competencies such as resistance skills, stress management skills and the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michelle Neff, Extension Euducator
August 18, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Eating is something we do many times every day and uses all five of our senses. Let’s explore the sense of smell and how that relates to eating habits.
May 12, 2017 | Michelle Neff | The 4-H Health and Food Science Camp let’s youth experience some of the unique heath and food science aspects of Michigan State University.
April 13, 2017 | Michelle Neff | New Healthy Youth Activity sheets can be done with youth to help stress the importance of nutrition and being active.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Children learn their fitness habits from the adults in their lives. Be the fitness example you want to see in your children.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Consider these fun suggestions to making exercise exciting.
March 20, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Maple syrup is great on pancakes, waffles, ice cream and in many other desserts. Let’s explore the nutritional facts and benefits of enjoying real maple syrup.
December 22, 2016 | Frank Cox | Participate in a running sport like track and field or cross country to prepare for your future career.
November 8, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Increase your child’s reading skills by feeding them healthy meals.
November 1, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Could simple aches and pain stem from heavy backpacks?
October 18, 2016 | B’Onko Sadler | Breast cancer awareness moves many to support its cause. Will you be supportive and wear your pink during October?
Sep 14, 2017 | Webinar